Credits: France Info
Looking at all the surprises happening in this French election, we could make a movie out of it.
France Info released this trailer a few weeks ago and we have translated it in English for you.
You can see the several surprises of this campaign:
- The defeat of the former right wing president, Nicolas Sarkozy in the primaries
- The surprising victory of François Fillon, his former Prime Minister
- The defeat of the former socialist Prime Minister, Manuel Valls
- The victory of Benoît Hamon as candidate for the Socialist Party
- The indictment of François Fillon regarding fake jobs given to his family. More than a million euros are involved.
- The indictment of Marine Le Pen concerning fake jobs at the European Parliament with more than 330 thousands euros involved.
French newspapers qualified this election as:
“Beyond reality” — Libération
“A denatured campaign” — Le Monde
“Twists worthy of a Shakespearean drama” — franceinfo
Now, do not forget that the first round of the story is on the 23rd of April. Stay tuned to The French Report to follow it live.